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plan is to be the first third-party candidate to win the presidency. >> guest: >> host: this is booktv on c-span two. where freedom fest held annually in las vegas, talking to several authors. we've been talking with wayne allyn root. "the conscience of a libertarian" as the name of the book. >> and booktv is on location in las vegas at the annual freedom fest conference and we are interviewing several authors here and were pleased to be joined now by the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party for vice president for vice president of the united states, judge james gray, who is also an author and his book is called "why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it." judge gray, if we could does start with your background. tell us your background. >> guest: sure, i was at ucla, go bruins, not sort of thing. and i was in the peace corps two years in costa rica. and on the vice presidential nominee for the party. i'm the first peace corps volunteer to be elected to national office and that's kind of pleasing. after that i went to usc law school, was being drafted so i
in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >>> and now a few interviews from booktv's recent visit to georgetown university here in the nation's capital. we talked with sheryll cashin about her book, "the agitator's daughter." this is about 15 minutes. >> the agitator's daughter is the name of the book, and sheryll cashin is the author, she's also a professor of law here at georgetown university. who's the agitator? >> my dad, dr. john cashin jr., who may he rest in peace, he just passed this last, past year, yeah. >> what kind of an agitator was he? >> well, um, my dad founded an independent democratic party in alabama at a time when the regular democratic party was dominated by george wallace and the dixiecrats. and despite being a dentist and a two-time valedictorian, his advocation was agitation, and he poured hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money -- this is in the '60s, mind you, '60s and early '70s -- into this political party so that alabamians could vote for lyndon johnson rather than george wallace and that the hundreds of thousands of newly-registered bl
jersey. you are on booktv. what is your comment or question for mr. caro. >> my question -- my comment first is three previous books about lyndon johnson were very entertaining and looking forward to the fourth. the question i want to ask his johnson's reaction to him being president after the assassination of kennedy. what was the reaction of the administration workers to johnson after kennedy got shot? and johnson after kennedy got shot. >> thanks so much. mr. caro has joined us. thank you for being on booktv. we appreciate it. that was mark in new jersey and he wanted to know what the reaction of the jfk administration officials were when lbj came into power. >> guest: good question. many of them when he was vice president treated johnson badly. he was cut out of power completely. he was humiliated by the kennedys time and again. they would reorganize the committee he was chairman of without even telling him. they referred to him as rufus corn pone. they thought he was a big loud politician. they also -- those of them who were honest about it more than a little afraid of him because
or book you would like to see featured on booktv? send us an e-mail at booktv@c-span.org. .. >> well, you know, these are both very dangerous books. thank you for having me on. prospect of miracles that surround. the technology. so mass-transit dreams come everyone has a breakout and realizes the visual it was just a big dream. walter cronkite will be on the are giving you the news. it all seems to be true. i don't know. so many things that are amazing. let me give one example. i was driving in a small town in the midwest wrecking for restaurant to eat. i used a quick application. i found all the restaurants that were around me. was able to click on one i liked apple of the media. have the daily special. it's like having extradition. also, the drawing attention. more important the, the sources in the market economy, not government. >> well, what is the first as part of your book? >> the part that the government runs. the fiscal world that breaks down. live in a highly regimented physical world. the day-to-day bureaucracies are getting more and more rules. how things have to be made. we're
there for about two >> you can watch this and other programs on booktv.org. booktv has been traveling the country speaking to several professors. this month we visited columbia university and sat down with a longer nose and to talk about her book, "body and soul." this is about 15 minutes. >> host: professor a longer nose in, author of "body and"ñ#& soul." i was the black panther party founded originally? >> guest: it was founded originally because of their dissatisfaction with what race relations and economic injustice issues were in the united states in 1966. so what's interesting about the black panther party and the founding period is that it happens, they were found but after some of the great successes of the civil rights movement. so the legislation that brings up an rights act and the civil rights act. so i think with 40 years of vision, we can see that part of what the panthers were doing were responding to what was left undone by these important civil rights movements advancements. >> host: what was left undone? >> guest: people were still hungry. people still lack basic what they are
. this is booktv on c-span two come attack in the thomas was his most recent work, roll back cover. big government before the coming fiscal collapse. where does the fed fit into rollback? >> guest: good question. the fed is another one of these topics but again were sort of taught not to really think about, not to subject to scrutiny. again, one of these things just there for the common good. if you have a question about federal reserve, you're probably a crank. you might need some psychological evaluation. as of the most recent financial crisis come is harder to make that argument. people who clearly are saying are asking questions about the federal reserve. what is this thing? what does it do. it's not the institution that when we spontaneously have business cycles, the fed comes to the rescue and salsa program. it intensifies the problem and what we need to do is roll back the fed as well. it is dead wrong and this is going to sound wrong. but when you look at how many economists frankly are in one way or another directly or indirectly on the fed's payroll, it is like a giant cartel, where ever
>> next and booktv ro khanna legal assistant deputy -- dubya secretary of commerce argues the u.s. is and will continue to be a leader in at manufacturing and innovation. it is about 45 minutes. >> thank you. thank you for the very kind introduction. a real honor to be at politics and prose. such an institution to the city and the pleasure to be here. thank you for coming out on an august evening to hear me. i will try to be brief in my comments and i have more of an exchange of ideas and your perspective so i can have a conversation about manufacturing and what the country should do to be competitive. the idea for the book came about when i was traveling around the country and i would see a successful manufacturer making lenders, making steel, making meat and food and i would say i thought our manufacturing had gone off shore. something didn't make sense. i started to wonder what were people missing in the story and it turns out that while a lot of consumer manufacturing has gone off shore or if you go into a store, the toys and apparel, a lot of that has left america, we are s
the presidency. >> this is booktv on c-span2. we are at freedom fest held annually in lost biggest talking with several different authors and we've been talking with win ellen ruda who lives in las vegas. the conscience of the libertarian as the name of the books. >> book tv in is on location at the annual freedom fest conference and we are interviewing several different authors and are pleased to be joined now by the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party for vice president of the united states, judge james gray who's also in author and his book is called with the drug will has failed and what we can do about it. if we could come start with your background. it's been a i was in ucla then i was in the peace corps for two years and by the way you see and the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party, will be the first peace corps volunteer to be elected in the national office and that this kind of pleasing. after that i went to usc and was drafted as a way joined the naval rotc and then i was a navy attorney for four years. estimate was that during vietnam? >> it was.
and the medicines. those are the next speakers in the history and biography tent. we want to remind you that booktv.org is webcasting that even from the contemporary life pavilion here at the national book festival. succumb if you want to tune in over there you can go to booktv.org come completely separate feed from what we are showing you here ron book tv on c-span2. we are live down on the wall and we are joined by susan tejada in this book "in search of sacco and vanzetti." what happened april 15th, 1920? >> on that day, two men were delivering cash boxes of payroll to a shoe factory went out of nowhere to gunmen appeared, shot them dead, grabbed the boxes, threw them into an approaching getaway car and left guns blazing. that crime several weeks later resulted in the arrest of sacco and vanzetti. >> with a guilty? >> this is an unsolved mystery that cannot be proven. however, i laid out the evidence and i think it's impossible that vanzetti was guilty and nearly impossible but sacco was guilty. i also present new evidence that implies based on evidence the circumstantial evidence that is very p
in the future of the countries involved. this sunday at 3 p.m. eastern at c-span2 booktv. .. i thoroughly enjoyed reading it and i was so glad to see the questions that you entered in there. because in the beginning of my career when i started doing more things you know outside of indian country, i at least try to create a space for people-to-people to ask any question they wanted to ask that makes them feel comfortable and you would get all sorts of questions. you know they have been dying to ask us questions and so in your book, you cover a lot of those questions and i was glad to see that. in the beginning in the introduction you actually called yourself an ambassador and i thought maybe you could share with us a little bit about why an ambassador and what you see your role in that role, what prompted you to want to write this book? >> guest: yeah, great question. i guess first of all it's horribly unfair that anyone should ever be an ambassador for their people and one of the issues that comes up especially with native american history and culture is that there is no such thing as the
information on booktv's recent visit to columbus, ohio, and other cities on c-span's local content vehicles tour visit c-span.org/local content. >> i would like to thank brad for the very generous introduction. i think it's good that he mentioned that i'm a writer for the "washington post," do is make predictions. right? we're dealing with the things we've come across and are not guessing. so of course i'd like to start off tonight by making a prediction. and that is that it's highly likely that the first latino president of the united states has been born. now, he could be, or she could be, an infant right now, or in second grade, or in high school, or maybe even in the united states senate. but it's clear from looking at the united states and the changes in our demography that latinos will continue to play a larger role in national dialogue. if you look at the specifics, in 2004, 7.6 million latinos are said to have voted in the united states. that's according to research that's been done at the national level. in 2008 in a presidential election, that jumped up to 9.7 million. now there a
. >> for more on booktv recent visit to columbus, ohio and other cities on c-span local content vehicle tour. visit c-span.org/local content. you're watching booktv. john talking about the threat of nuclear weapon the today and discusses what can done to safe guard against the ultimate catastrophe. this is about an hour. [applause] >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for joining me today. i don't have some chair for you, i'm afraid. i was thinking how to spend this speech and wasn't it nice fft fine english historian who must have been thinking the same thing to write something in the day's "the wall street journal" opinion case for me and the tight of it is "it's always prepare for the cataclysm. we think of august as a month, everybody at the beach. we sort of chilling out in the heavily political season, enjoying life, and for those events in washington, congress is in recess, which generally speaking it meanses a lot of lobbyist leave town. it's a nice time. alabama drew roberts wanted to bring us back to a little historical reality along with the peaceful events that
mr. david pietrusza, thank you for being on booktv. thank you for joining us. that will wrap up our program. book tv >> if you missed any of "in depth"'s commute can watch the entire interview with david pietrusza coming up in an hour at 12:00 eastern. >> next on booktv, said to account for competitions of a federal buzz about and chief justice charles evan hughes. the author reports the proposals are consistently challenged by the chief justice is unconstitutional. but when president roosevelt's reelection in 1936, he introduced legislation to restructure the supreme court but the purpose of packing the court with pro-nuke deal justices. it's about 45 minutes. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. my name is john dunnigan, owner of piglet extort. thank you for being part of this event for james simon. james book so there are two great acclaim or what kind of nation the center holds him again and chief justice tawny were just terrific reads. his newest book is "fdr and chief justice hughes" and it's just been released by simon & schuster. i would like to introduce james asked sim
-selling author, boyd morrison. also the weekend of september 22, booktv will be live from the national mall in washington dc for the national book festival. be sure to check booktv.org for updated information on live author panels and interviews. please let us know about book fairs and festivals in your area, and we will add them to our list. e-mail us at booktv@c-span.org. >> will be reading this summer? booktv wants to know. >> i am reading three books this summer. there is a little book that i'm reading called across that bridge. i just want to go back and read it. and i want to see and reexported another book is by robert caro about lyndon johnson. [inaudible] in 1965, 47 years ago. to read his story and unbelievable ability to get things going is amazing. it's a big book. and it is almost too heavy to travel with. but i've been wanting to read it and that is a great book. there's another book that came out just a few days ago about the congress. that is dennis copeland, a great book about the congress and this is going to be a tough book to read. >> for more information on this and oth
", booktv's signature program, in which authors are interviewed by journalists, public policy meiners, others familiar with the material. "after words" interviews airs on 10:00 p.m. on saturday, 12 and 9:00 p.m. on saturday common 12:00 a.m. on monday. you can also watch "after words" online apple tv.org and click on "after words" in the booktv series and topic list on the upper right side of the page. up next, jefferson morley and his book, "snow-storm in august." francis scott key come who authored the star-spangled banner defended slavery in his prosecution and saw capital punishment only to be thwarted by the alleged victim, anna thornton, whose husband william thornton fell victim capital. [applause] >> thank you thank you for quinn booksellers. they are so kind to post host this. i'm very glad i went here in minneapolis. i want to tell you a little bit about the book. i'm going to read a little bit many familiar faces. whenever i come back to minneapolis, i have a special place what marshall university was. there are a few people who remember the place is not agree with me. it
: this is booktv we are talking with the executive editor of laissez-faire books jeffrey tucker. author of "it's a jetson's world" as well as "bourbon for breakfast" and a new book coming out is called no more gatekeepers. >> host: we have the executive director of the ayn rand institute and the co-author of this book free-market revolution. we're here at to freedomfest and one of the common themes we talk about is the moralism of capitalism. it is the key question of our time to shape the direction of the country where we head as individuals and as a nation.
to >> author steve forbes is trying to send booktv on c-span 2. >> up next -- >> on your screen now is the cover of a new book coming out august 2012, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and politics." it's written by former new mexico governor, gary johnson. and he is also the libertarian party nominee for president in 2012. governor john said, when and why did you leave the republican party and become a libertarian? >> you know, i've probably been a libertarian my entire life. this is just kind of coming out of the closet. i don't think i am unlike most americans. i think there's a lot more americans in this country that declare themselves libertarians as opposed to voting libertarian. so the picture and trying to make right now is vote libertarian with me this one time. give me a shot at changing things. and if it does somewhere, you can always return to tyranny and i'm going to argue that so so we have right now. >> what are the seven principles of good government you read about? >> one as being reality-based. just find out what his wife, base your decision ina
on booktv and on booktv.org. >> up next on booktv, former north chicago superintendent of schools patricia pickles presents her thoughts on how to improve the american educational systemment -- system. [applause] >> first, i thank the business leaders for allowing me to share my visit -- vision in education. i also want to recognize some of the groups or organizations that i provide service and support, aka, alpha capita alpha -- kappa alpha, the urban league and the urban league guild, and the national association for the mentally ill. thank you for being here. i am patricia pickles, the author of "are you in a pickle? : lessons along the way, student performance and achievement gaps." i am the first college graduate from if my immediate family. when i was in high school, i was tracked into general classes, i was tracked on the basis of where i lived, my zip code. i was tracked on the basis of what my parents did or did not do, and i was tracked on the basis of my race. i'm extremely passionate about insuring that every student in every classroom in every school across america has an oppo
booktv's recent visit to georgetown university here in the nation's capital. talked with sheryll cashin about her book "the agitator's daughter" a memoir of four generations of one extraordinary african-american family. this is about 15 minutes. >> the agitators daughter is the name of the book and sheryll cashin city author and she is a professor of law at georgetown university. professor subbyte who is the agitator? >> my dad, dr. john cashin jr., who just passed this last year. >> what kind of an agitator was he? >> well, my dad founded an independent democratic party in alabama at a time when the regular democratic party was dominated by george wallace, the dixiecrat and despite he was two-time valedictorian, his ab mentation was -- and this was in the 60's mind you, and early 70's into his political party, so that alabamians could vote for lyndon johnson rather than george wallace and the hundreds of thousands of newly registered by voters would have people to vote for. not just vote but run for office and so that was his life's work and he was very much committed to read capturing
booktv.org and click pot test. select which what you would like to download and listen to "after words" when you travel. >> host: before the break we were talking about rwanda and somalia and weather in cases where there is not a national security interest of a major power, crisis. of course a year-and-a-half after rwanda we had the massacre . a little different because it was in the heart of europe and there was more of a security interest in the european powers involved. >> you're absolutely right. bastille was deferred. bosnia had the attention. bosnia had forces required that rwanda did not have. the issues between the member states, the europeans had deployed troops to the un peacekeeping and subsequently nato. leaving. rather cynical, and they kept the u.n. peacekeepers hostage. this really unnerved the governments. saw another aspect of peacekeeping. we did not prepare the population for the possibility that there could be risks. we give the impression it's always a risk free. so when you get into these situations where either someone is killed or taken hostage, the population g
first books on the revived imprint. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2 in new york city at book expo america. talking with the chairman and president of the norton company. .. to booktv, diane brady recalls the efforts of reverend john brooks who traveled the east coast recruiting african-american students to the college of holy cross. with the hope of realizing martin luther king, jr.'s goal of an integrated society following his death in 1968. reverend brooks the future president of the college introduced several students to holy cross idea which included future supreme court justice justice thomas and edward jones. it's about 50 minutes. >> good afternoon. i would like to welcome everybody and start the program if we could. good afternoon and welcome. it's certainly a wonderful turnout and we are very very happy to have everybody this afternoon. on behalf of the college as well as the holy cross of austin i would like to welcome you to the special monthly lunch. i'm greg cahill class of 1981. thank you all for being here as we celebrate the publication of "fraternity" with author
at it hammer and tongs in ohio, spend a lot of money here and be here a lot. >> booktv recently visits columbus, ohio, with the help of our local cable partner, time warner cable, to explore the area's rich cultural and literary history. all weekend long we're airing interviews with local authors and tours of prominent literary sites. watch one now right here on booktv. >> hi, my name's eric duncan, i'm the associate curator for rare books and man you scripts at the ohio state literary library in columbus, ohio. we are here at the jan and jack creighton special reading room which we share with a couple of divisions of the ohio state library special collections d. and the -- [inaudible] research library. and i'm here to talk to you a little bit today about art collections which are really rather expansive and to give you a sense of what kinds of things we have by highlighting a few examples of things that i particularly like, um, some of them are also just random, off-the-cuff selections. the first item i'd like to talk about today is what i like to describe as my white whale. this is the hornby
on booktv today. thank you all for being here. and that's going to close out our coverage of the 2012 national book festival. thanks for being with us. >> you're watching the tv on c-span2, 40 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend. spent we're here on the national mall in washington, d.c. at the national book festival outside of the library of congress preservation exhibit. can you tell me who and where you're from? >> sure. i work on the digital preservation. we're talking about the first full digital archiving. tell people how to take your other e-mails, their digital photographs that they have, maybe older page that they want to transfer to new formats, and just trying to help people to understand if they want to keep things like their e-mails and photographs, put them away and make sure for 10 years and get them out and look at them again. the technology has changed, format has changed. >> are you teaching the same technologies that use as well to digitally preserve out of? >> yes. at the library of congress were starting to collect more digital items like websites,
to be my book for, i guess, the next couple weeks. >> next on booktv, danny danon argues israel will never reach its foreign policy goals while under the wing of the united states which he says count always have israel's -- doesn't always have israel's best interests at heart. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> shalom, good evening, everybody. it is my pleasure to be here with you, especially when you have such great weather in washington. almost like jerusalem at this time of the year. i am very happy to see so many people coming and showing an interest in my book, and i would like in the next 20 minutes to share with you not what you're going to read in the book, but what's behind the ideas. but first i want to think we all can agree that's what's happening in israel is important to the people who live in the united states of america. why? because we share the same values, the same principles, the same heritage and the same enemies. and because we are in the middle east today being attacked, so you have to ask yourself why those people are against the jewish nation in the middle e
in prime time, booktv's "in depth" interview with historian david patricia. he talks about the era of prohibition as well as theoweve presidential election of 1948. e >> a week before the convention there is is crazy quilt, coalition of democrats, southerl segregationist like richardlt russell, strom thurmond we did f was a presidential candidate. he was willing to step aside for eisenhower. big city bosses. liberals like hubert humphrey. vembers of the roosevelt familyr we want i.t. but i'd draw back again, crashes the whole thing. there's another explanation of why truman is able to pull this off, even though people are so wary of him. and i can't repeat his exact words, but when he hears theo wa words of truman or the eisenhower now collapsing before the convention he says well, you tell those people that any blanl who sits behind this desk can get we nominate. and that's a large part of it. it's very hard to do a sitting president in the nominating process. spin watch booktv's entire three-hour interview with historian tonight at 8 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> the u.n. is u
after we were -- >> host: well, booktv travels to kenya and conducted an interview there as well. we want to show you that now. it's january 15, 2010. we've been in western kenya now for about two days as you work>> on your new book, "out of thiss world: the making of barack obama," correct? >> guest: yep. >> host: has it been worth it to be out in western kenya? what have you learned? >> guest: well, i would say that these days are the sorts of days that remind me why i do what i do. emind me why i do what i do. from morning to night it energizes me even if i get tired during the interviews but this is the reality behind so many sort of things you think you know when you don't really know. i got to see the vibrant life and things i never could see in my lifetime any other way but i just think i'm so lucky and in these last two days we have travelled around this part of western kenya based on the kind of capital of this country, and it's the main try the out here is the tribe from which barack obama's family came. we came from a little town where we interviewed barack obama. the sist
eastern on booktv. .. >> good to see so many new faces in the audience. kevin, we're here to talk about your book. i taught maybe the way to start off was to show everyone your book trailer, why it is you actually wrote the book in the first place. >> all right. >> do we have the trailer? >> who wrote the constitution of the united states? would you, please, recite the constitution? [laughter] have you ever read the constitution if. >> no. >> what's your favorite part? >> i like the bit around the edge. [laughter] i like that. the sort of, like the old pirate map kind of coffee-stained looking bit. >> who wrote the constitution? >> george madison. >> that's not a person. >> washington? >> that is a person, but that's incorrect. >> george jefferson? [laughter] correct, final answer. do i win? >> have you realize the constitution? >> no, but i did see the movie. [laughter] great. >> there is no movie. >> spoiler alert. sorry. >> that's why i rewrote the constitution. [laughter] good night, everybody, thank you very much. [applause] that explains it all. that is just the tip of the iceberg
people don't care about the letter -- letter suite, utopia, neverland, etc. >> host: you on booktv on c-span 2. >> caller: i just want to say to the author, i really appreciate you this morning because everything you said about sports in character and respect, when you look at the data and different subjects, and you have c-span and the rest of the media, and you take it on tv and you interview the author, information that the book and author wrote is so unrealistic, the interview does not challenge the author on the material that they are writing, we don't get the opportunity to have the information they put out, as americans, we are destroying which are intermediate in this manner. >> host: is there anything you'd like to respond to, david pietrusza? >> a man. >> host: and we will move on. >> caller: is had a question about the 1948 election. my question is, how can the polls be so wrong in that election. a lot of experts who should have known -- how did it happen, do they? >> the polls were interesting that year. because truman is up-and-down roller coaster. basically, his whole tenu
are listening to a professor at the university of kentucky, and this is booktv's live coverage of the 12th annual national book festival here in washington, d.c. coming up there is one more event in history and biography tent that we will bring to you live, and that is jean edward smith, along with david and julie nixon eisenhower. they chatted with the ice announced just a little while ago. they are here. they'll be talking in the tent and will bring that to you live. after that we will have a call-in with the eisenhower's and jean edward smith. so that's all coming up and our live coverage today, first day of the two-day national book festival 2012. but we're pleased to be joined by an old c-span face, doug brinkley this most recent book is this, "cronkite." doug brinkley, if you had to describe walter cronkite, influence in america, how would you do in 20 words or less? >> most trusted man in america became his monitor antiwar tree will. it was great pressure to call the most trusted man, that he carried our country through things like mercury and gemini and apollo missions at their hey
been there. thank you all so very much. [applause] >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. next weekend, down here on the national mall, the national book festival will be taking place. this'll be the 12th annual booktv will be live both days on c-span2 but if you are in the area and you want to stop by and grab the booktv bag, come on down and see us. we will be by the history and biography tent. john wohlstetter talks about the threat of nuclear weapons today and what can be done to safeguard against the ultimate catastrophe. this is about an hour. [applause] >> good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and tank you for joining me today although i don't have summer cheer for you i'm afraid. i was thinking about how to start the speech and a fine english historian andrew -- wrote something in the opinion page for me and the title of it is, it's august, prepare for the cataclysm. we all think of august is the month where everybody is at the beach and sort of chilling out and even in this heavily political season, just enjoying life and for those of us watching congress is in recess which gene
inconvenient land or embarrassingly as american. >> watch this and other programs online at booktv booktv. >> journalism professor, richard john talk to the tv about the history of the telegraph and telephone in the u.s. the interview was recorded in the king's college at columbia university's wool library. this half hour interview as of the tv's college series. >> you are watching booktv on c-span 2. they go to universities to talk to professors who are also authors. right now we are at columbia university in new york city and we are joined by professor richard john, who is the author of this book, "network nation: inventing american telecommunications." so professor john, samuel morris invented the telegraph, yes or no? >> guest: no. we loved the heroic advantage and it turns out one recently the is because they think he needs of the promoters who are actually developing the networks that would prove so enormously important in an 18th century communications and communications today. so yes, samuel morris was a gifted inventor who had the good fortune to have a college classmate who bega
panytimes.com. >> live coverage of the national book festival. next weekend on booktv on c-span2. it takes place on the national in washington d.c.. go to booktv.org to get the full schedule. >> dinesh d'souza talk about what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the president's policies would reduce america's global influence. it is an hour and 10 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. please sit down. i am excited and thrilled to be here. with barack obama in this election year, i think we are dealing with one of the most mysterious and odd figures ever to occupy the oval office. a few days ago i received a phone call. i didn't recognize the area code but the phone call was from kenya. it was actually george obama, the president's half brother. the youngest son of barack obama. he said dinesh, my 2-year-old son is in the hospital. he has a serious chest condition and i wonder if you would be willing to help me. are you at the hospital? he said yes. and the phone to the nurse. so he did and the nurse confirmed that george's son is sick with a chest infection. i
for these titles in stores this coming week and be sure to watch for the authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. .. that i grew up on a farm in alabama. 50 miles from montgomery outside if a little place called troy. my father was a sharecropper. back back in 1944 when i was 4-years-old, and i do remember when i was four. how many of you remember when you were four? [laughter] what happened to the rest of us? for $300 you put 1800 acres of land and all of this land there were cottons growing and chickens and was my responsibility to care for the chickens, and i fell in love raising chickens. i became very good at raising chickens. those chickens taught me something long before i got involved in the civil rights movement. it taught me patients. they taught me to wait. they taught me to never give up and never give in. if i set those with fresh eggs in three weeks i would have little chicks. but the philosophy and the discipline that i came to embrace when i was only about 18-years-old like a 1955 trip the age of 59 per of rosa parks and martin luther king jr.. i heard him speak
"why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it." this is booktv on c-span2. >> up next, author and historian michael beschloss. the former smithsonian historian talks about the lives and political careers of presidents eisenhower, kennedy and johnson as well as the strategies for winning world war ii and the cold war. the pbs "newshour" commentator, the author, co-author or editor of ten books including "presidential cowcialg" and his 2011 release, "jacqueline kennedy." .. >> he was trying to get them to think that the competition with the soviets was serious enough to get americans to pay for defense and perhaps to render their sons and daughters very quickly after world war ii. >> host: how much continuity was there when it came to soviet power from fdr to >> guest: a lot more than people gave a sense of. dwight eisenhower campaign on something called rollback and john wayne would appear at eisenhower rallies a elect bike because he will like the russians out of eastern europe and eisenhower to some extent was curious about that as an ultimate aim of american policy.
." that was "after words," booktv signature program in which authors of the latest nonfiction books are interviewed by journalists, public policy makers, legislators and others familiar with the material. "after words" errors every weekend of booktv at 10 p.m. on saturday, 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. sunday and 12 a.m. on monday. you can also watch "after words" on line. go to booktv.org and click on "after words" on the book tv series and topics list on the upper right side of the page. >>> to get right into it i want to set the stage a little bit about the 1930's, and to explain part of what led to world war ii being such an upheaval for the united states, where the policies of franklin roosevelt during the 1930's. to give you some statistics, i will be brief. for instance factory output, the output of an american industry increased every decade beginning in 1899 for the following ten years, factory output was up 4.7%. from 1909 to 1919 and was up 3.4% every year. in 1919 to 1929, the roaring 20's, the factory production was up 5.1% each year. but 1929 to 1939 is decreased slightly every single year durin
impeachment of abraham lincoln," buy the book. thank you for joining us here on booktv for a few minu >> up next on booktv, "after words" with guest hosts, "forbes".com columnist. "the sunday times" urges president obama has been indecisive unconflicted throughout much of his presidency and many victories can be credited to someone else. this is about an hour. >> host: rich, congratulations on your new, "leading from behind: the reluctant president & the advisors who decide for him." first, tell our viewers how and why he decided to write the book. >> guest: when i sat down and said it wanted to write a book without adjectives. i think there aren't a lot of anti-obama books out there. i didn't want to be either one of those books. i want to read a book to describe it as to what i thought was the most important question, the most interesting question anyway. let's look at barack obama a character. he is the guy that is very public thank you to the experience. his entire place is that the law professors like turn, the committee table in the illinois statehouse during various meetings, but he'
. clawback [applause] >> is there a nonfiction author of book you'd like to see featured on booktv?bu, send us an e-mail of booktv at c-span.org. or tweed as at twitter.com/booktv. l> "eminent outlaws" is thethea iook. "eminent outlaws: the gay writers who changed america."tho the author joins us on our set at the mall. christopher bram is the author.a christopher braum, what is gay writers?ction and >> writing about gay men andac women with a user theirof somy e experience n in the fiction, fm poetry and plays this kind of you're not pertaining to be somebody youer want about, i wat qualified to include women too. but so many gay and lesbians both are writing from their firsthand experiences you might who are some of the early gay american writers a profile? >> i begin with truman capote, who published their first major books within weeks of each other. i follow that with allen ginsberg, james baldwin, christopher isherwood, tennessee williams was also working at this time too, this is like the first wave, and they caught a lot of grief for what they wrote. right after world war ii, homose
and publishers blocked. thank you. booktv at 10 said the tv party for mark shriver. sarge was the founder of the peace corps and director of president lyndon johnson's office of economic opportunity. party attendees include chris dodd, representative steny hoyer . [inaudible conversations] >> i like her ankle on their. it's not marine or a camera. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> yeah, but not in new york a couple days. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> she was always very commit very gracious. >> thank you. i'll tell her you said hi. patrick graduated last friday from high school. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] .mac [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> is so exciting. they always feel like your in a presidential campaign. >> i don't know. i've never run for president. and getting the book out, so that's good. [inaudible conversa
would have indeeded filled that. >> [inaudible] [applause] [applause] not want to prime time, booktv "in depth" interview he talksho aboutw the area of prohibition s well as the presidential election of 1948. >> a week before the convention, there'sfo a crazy quilt coalitin of democrats, southernsohe segregationist, are strom or jake of chicago liberals likess hubert humphrey.ey members of the rooseveltls like family.ooseve we want ike.l sd ike draws back again.bi. crashes the whole thing. there's another explanation of why truman is able to pull this off even though people are so weary of him. and i can't repeat his exact evn words, but he -- when he hearis the words of the truman or the eisenhower collapses before the convention, you tell those people that any [black] who sits behind the desk get res nominated. it's hard to dump a city president in the nominating process. >> watch booktv entire three-hour interswriew the historian tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >>> the u.n. is your government and mine. and it can be as far from the governments as these governments wanted
're welcome. >> and you are watching booktv on c-span 2. we are on location in las vegas at freedom fast and as entrepreneur, wayne allyn root -- allyn root in his book, "the conscience of a libertarian". mr. root, if we start by giving us a quick bio of yourself so people know who's talking. >> guest: appgen automation or at life through at first joseph is based in vegas. i was thinking of vegas for skimming for 25 years before he ever got involved in politics. i guarantee i'm the only person of freedom fest with a star in las vegas. las vegas walk of stars of the people of the world. wayne newton and wayne root and franks are not shut shatt and liberace, interesting crowd. i did into politics at a guarantee of nearly las vegas huffaker to be a vice presidential nominee and a regular on fox news. american sherbet or fox news.com. i write for probably every major conservative website in the world. my commentary is read by 75 million people and i do about a thousand radio interviews he aired. so i get my political advice and insights and analysis out there every day of the week and my num
thank all of you for coming. [applause] >> you've been watching booktv, 48 hours of programming. >> booktv on c-span2. it takes place data on the national mall in washington, d.c. go to booktv.org to get the full schedule. >> let me just say i think you could sum up because i think it's a very timely book, i hope you enjoyed. i think they can be summed up in one sentence, that seldom if ever in our history do we see such a concerted series of vicious personal attacks directed against any president of the united states. completely funded in this case by a pair of brothers, big oil barons named the koch brothers, with the assistance of an all too compliant american media. and to add those three elements together and you get "the obama hate machine." so i would just like to sell the bit about each of those elements and an open it for questions until c-span tells us the cameras are turned off. and let's start with a hate directed against obama, efforts at got to say though i think criticism of any immigrant president is fair game. i'm part of the white house press corps. i go to the white hous
's website dineshd'souza.com. >> welcome to booktv live coverage of the twelfth annual national book festival in washington d.c.. started by laura bush in 2001 sponsored by the library of congress the festival has expanded to two days and 100 authors all here on the national mall and booktv will be live both days from the national book festival. here's our lineup today from the history and biography tent. you will hear from walter isaacson about his best seller on steve jobs. after that we will talk to an author -- robert caro will be in the history and biography tenth talking about his fourth volume in the lbj ceres the passage of power. and then you will talk to mr. caro. another call in segment with michael mandelbaum on that use the us. elizabeth dally taylor will be talking about paul canning and the madisons. a slave in the white house. john lewis, pulitzer prize-winning author for this book on george cannon. he will be talking about his book. after that he will be taking your calls as well. and the washington post, taking your calls on the war in afghanistan. after that, henry clay, st
afternoon, and welcome to booktv on c-span2. this is our monthly in-depth program. three hours with one author and his or her body of work. this month author, novelist, column writer anna quindlen is our guest for the next three hours. we're going to put the phone numbers up on the screen, we'll begin taking those calls in just a few minutes. you can also send us a tweet or an e-mail, booktv@cspan.org or a tweet @booktv, twitter.com or @booktv. anna quindlen is the author of several nonfiction books. beginning in "living out loud," 1988 that came out. "thinking out loud" came out in this 199 3, "how reading changed my life," 1998. a short guide to a happy life in 2000. loud and clear in 2004 and "imagined london," also in 2004. "being perfect" came out in 2005. "good dog, stay," came out in '007 and now we are hem worry is is -- her memoir is her latest. how many novels have you written? >> guest: i've written six, i'm working on my seventh. >> host: and do you prefer writing nonfiction or fiction? >> guest: i find writing fiction at this point in my career more challenging. i mean, i'v
booktv in-depth the three-hour conversation with author and journalist anna qind less than. the pulitzer prize winning talking about -- she's author of ten non-fiction books including ""living out loud"" "being perfect qghts. and" lots of candles, plenty ofe cake." a memoir. >> host: what was your first job at "the new york times"? >> guest: i was a general assignment report which is what i wanted to be. po you go in in the morning, about 10/10:30. niewp hours meat me so happy, i'm not a morning person. you sit around and wait untilt somebodyun says quindlen, two bodies found a house of queens.. they have shut down kennedyght because of a bomb square. you get on the subway and take r a notebook and allow. i remember when i interviewed at the new york times when i was 24, i kept saying that. top editors would say, what do you want to do. i was taken by want to be a general assignment reporter. .. sure everyone eventually learned, i don't speak german. >> host: what was your path at the time. where else did you work? >> guest: i was a general assignment reporter for a number
to booktv.org and we're pleased to be joined with rajiv chandrasekaran, an associate editor at the was post, and most recently the author of this book, "little america" about the war in afghanistan. but where did the term little america come from? >> it came from a remarkable project in the 1950s, led by a team of american engineers, to develop parts of southern afghanistan to dig irrigation candles, build dams, in the very same terrain that the current troop surge unfolded in. back then, these american engineers decided to build a model town for themselves. right smack dab in the middle of the desert in the province. eight square blocks. four blocks by two blocks. instead of traditional afghan homes, big tall walls, they built suburban style american homes, ramblers with white stucco walls. man cured front lawnsle them country's first and only code high -- co-ed high school, and a swimming pool where boys and girls could square together. and weekly square dances and a bar tender who could pull a mean gin and tonic. afghans looked at the model and said, that's fine for you americans. we don
so much. [applause] >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] [applause] >> every weekend booktv offers 48 hours of program focused non-fiction authors and books. watch it here on c-span2. book tv recently visited columbus, ohio with a help of the local cable partner time warner cable. to explore the rich culture and literary history. we're airing interviews with local authors and tours of the prominent literary sights. watch one here on booktv. >>> welcome. we're at the -- [inaudible] i'm paul in columbus, ohio. james lived here. lived in a lot of houses in klum boss, ohio. we're in the house he lived in when he went to ohio state university from about 1913 to 1917, james is one of the great american shore ever authors and often compared with mark twain. he was a humorous. he never read any novel. he was a master of the short form is what they like to say. he is well known for the cartooning especially the cartoons for dogs and his career after of the new yorker he blossomed in to being one of the great writers of america. i like to move throughout the house and tell the stories about
again. >> you can watch this and other programs at booktv.org. more from this year's roosevelt reading festival from the franklin the roosevelt presidential library and museum. mark huddle presents his book, "founding rivals: madison vs. monroe, the bill of rights, and the election that saved a nation". >> thank you very much, good morning. i am very pleased to be here with you. i hope you will be okay with the starting off with just a little bit of a reverie about libraries it is such a pleasure to be here. roy always world war ii "roi ottley's world war ii" requires the council counsel and work of archivists around the country. for those of us who revel in archival research, this is one being able to come here and see this place. there are those of us who trade archival experiences, like some people trade baseball cards. that is a measure ofnerdiness, but i am not ashamed. [laughter] i mention this because i think that obviously, the research libraries, teaching libraries, the archives, without these things, we cannot do our jobs. and i think that you can measure in many ways the hel
over on c-span. it on c-span2, it's booktv all day everyday throughout the convention with highlights of the nonfiction authors and books. and on c-span3, also throughout the convention, 24 hours of american history tv with lectures, oral histories and you look at historical american sites and artifacts. >> next on booktv, boston university journalism professor christopher daly discusses the evolution of journalism from the 1700s to the digital age. in his book, "covering america," he examines the current arguments that journalism is in danger and points to the numerous obstacles that the news industry has faced throughout its history. this is a little under an hour. >> welcome everybody. and please take your seat. i'm nicholas lemann, the dean of the journalism school. this is to celebrate the publication of a book of "covering america" which is a history of american journalism. certain it will soon be if it isn't already a standard history of american journalism for many years to come by this gentleman, christopher daly, who is a professor of journalism at boston university and an o
certainly want to thank everybody again for coming. and thank c-span and booktv. [applause] borders bookstore here in the renaissance center right there and as they say, if you buy it, i will sign it. thanks again. [inaudible conversations] >>> every sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern booktv airs a program from our archives that coincides with a significant occasion that happened that week in history. check out american history television. it features 48 hours of people and events that help document the american story. watch american history tv on c-span 3 or visit c-span.org/history. >>> eagle forum founder phyls is next on bock tv talking about her book no no higher power obama's war on religious freedom. it was part the recent eagle forum summit held here in washington. [applause] >> tlause] phyllis received her bah ba where she worked her -- testing 30 caliber an mission. she severed a master degree from the harvard university. after the age of 50 she received her law degree? st. louis. she founded eagle forum in 1972a to encourage the grassroots to be p politically active.nd she lead
>> those are just some of the authors this you at the national book festival so join booktv on c-span2 next weekend. >> you've been watching booktv, 48 hours of programming beginning saturday morning at 8 a.m. each of their monday morning at 8 a.m. if you. nonfiction books all weekend every weekend right here on c-span2. .. >> also the vice presidential candidates' debate thursday, october 11th, from center college in danville, kentucky, live on c-span, c-span ride owe and online -- radio and online at c-span.org. >> host: well, joining us this week on "the communicators" is representative joe barton, a republican from texas, former chairman of the energy and commerce committee and currently co-chair of the congressional privacy caucus. representative barton, in the few days and then lame duck session of the 112th congress, do you foresee any actions on the issues of privacy being handled? >> guest: i have asked chairman upton of the energy and commerce committee to consider moving the do not track kids online privacy bill that congressman markey and i have introduced. i don't ha
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